March 12, 2008 | 6:00:00 PM RackSpace Cops Out. Sesto says he’d arranged for the Texas-based hosting firm RackSpace to take over permanent hosting for RateMyCop.com, and paid them $2,000 for the first two months of service. But he heard from RackSpace’s lawyer minutes ago, and the deal is off.
File sharing is a cost-effective way to distribute the rich musical knowledge of the school, according to David Kusek, the school’s associate vice president.
The story is told from the point of view of Gratuity (“Tip” to her friends), as an essay written for a “What Smekday Means to Me” contest. It’s not entirely believable that it’s written by an 11-year-old, but is still punctuated with funny slang and observations. Most of the illustrations are “photographs” which Tip took with her Polaroid, plus some comic-type illustrations done by J. Lo.
In April 2005, Wagner followed that up by suing Kraft Foods, known more for junk food than junk mail, for sending 8,500 unsolicited ads for Gevalia coffee over a 12-month period. He had set up a virgin e-mail account to test Kraft’s opt-out link, but found that after asking to unsubscribe he ended up receiving even more Gevalia spam – some with embedded code from ABCNews.com to help it sneak by anti-spam software.
“In order to avoid offending religious fundamentalists, our National Park Service is under orders to suspend its belief in geology,” stated Public Employees for Environmental Research (PEER) Executive Director Jeff Ruch. “It is disconcerting that the official position of a national park as to the geologic age of the Grand Canyon is ‘no comment.’”
In the wake of the current recall, Blue Bell said it continues to “refine our procedures, make additional physical enhancements in our facilities, and reinforce our employee training.”
This was done politely: I even warned him the day before. My neighbor lives on the second floor of a Brooklyn walk-up, so when I came to his front door he tossed me a pair of keys rather than walk down the stairs to let me in. I opened the door, climbed the stairs, and handed his keys back to him. We chatted about our weekends. I drank a glass of water. Then I let him know that I would be back soon to gain unauthorized access to his home.
For most of its planes, Airbus moves such parts, which come from its plants in France, Germany, Spain, and the UK, by transport plane. The elements of the A380, though, are too big even for the whale-inspired Beluga. Instead, they move by sea and by river, a journey that Airbus calls the Oversize Transport Itinerary. And the streets of Lévignac are so narrow that getting those trucks through the town required a feasibility study by Airbus and the French government. It even produced a study called “Trailer truck trajectory optimization: the transportation of components for the Airbus A380.” That’s just to build the thing—actually flying it required rejiggering airport infrastructure. Getting people onto and off the plane requires dual boarding bridges (going to different levels). Some airports would have to widen taxiways; most would have to move signage around.
He wouldn’t say if Assange had asked him for advice regarding the Manning investigation and legal case or if he’d been asked to represent Manning.
Now Microsoft is reversing the whitelist, blacklisting “the small number of sites that are still incompatible with the Windows experience for touch or that depend on other plug-ins.” According to the IEBlog that’s fewer than 4 percent of sites using Flash.
But Techmeme has only scanned blog and news posts. Until now.
The company, which received its first delisting notice in October, said it expects its common stock will be traded on the OTC bulletin board or other quotation service.
One of my favorite new sites is Tastes Like Comics, which was started by posters who’ve known each other from various comic message boards over the year. Full disclosure compels me to reveal that a number of the writers for this site are friends of mine and that I may be prejudiced in their favor but I love the off-beat voice of the site and they don’t cover just comics — witness the steampunk fashion articles.
“This motherfucking group wants to ruin the country,” wrote Mohammed Eissa on Thursday, adding some choice language about the anatomy of dissidents’ mothers.
The idea behind SFGate Radio will likely spread to other cities. Flores says he would like to launch local Earbits services in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and New Orleans, and told us it already has a partnership arrangement with Hearst Publishing, which means that it could set up shop in any city with a Hearst presence.
Jackson says the criminal affidavit, filed under seal, accused Gold and Silver of aiding terrorists and child pornographers. But prosecutors later dropped the criminal claim, replacing it with a civil complaint charging Gold and Silver with operating as an unlicensed money-transmitting business. Jackson’s lawyers say the charge is bogus because Gold and Silver isn’t a money transmitter, since the company doesn’t accept cash from customers, only wire transfers. That case is on hold until April, and a Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment on the suit.
AI can already write news stories. Screenplays too. But this is something altogether different. DeepDrumpf’s resemblance to Trump’s own speech is uncanny. So, then, might building things like truly human-sounding chatbots be a matter not of making them sound natural, but characteristic? Perhaps—if humans even want their AI to sound like humans in the first place.
This launch is really important because it will be the first time that a privately-developed spacecraft will be allowed to dock with the multi-billion dollar orbiting laboratory. It is also really awesome because SpaceX did what any good geek should and gave their spaceship a cool name: DRAGON! (Their name for configuring later capsules to carry up to seven astronauts? DragonRider. Seriously!)
Court documents didn’t quantify the amount the tribe could recover if it won the lawsuit, but a ruling in the case said a federal law allowed a minimum $1,000 a day for each type of good sold or on display for sale.
For the most part, the North Korean launch is similar to many other satellite launches. In most launches, after the first two (or sometimes three) rocket stages finish burning and fall back to Earth, the upper stage continues to burn and provide the final push to place the payload in its planned orbit. It then separates from the payload and often remains in orbit itself for significant periods of time. It is also fairly standard for there to be a few small pieces of debris in orbit as well.
It is important to remember that Roommates.com is a site that enables people to find other people who want to share homes. Many users of the site share their bedrooms. No court has addressed whether roommate postings violate the Fair Housing Act, or whether the First Amendment protects such postings – although Roommates.com has repeatedly asked for such a decision. We believe the government has no business regulating the selection of roommates or advertising for roommates.
Among the many reasons your site’s failing: “Because nobody at work said they should use it,” “Because it solves a problem they don’t have,” and “Because it says ‘tags’ or ‘rss’ and they feel stupid”.
The website operator claims search engines like Google (GOOG) and A9 undercut its revenues by giving web surfers an unauthorized free look at its explicit images. The company charges a monthly membership fee of $26 for its website.
Opera has long included a number things you won’t find in other browsers, like a built-in e-mail client and a BitTorrent client. The e-mail client gets a couple of improvements in Opera 10, including the ability to specify a webmail service’s “Compose” page as the default for creating new e-mail messages.
All of which has led to some predictable hand-wringing about what all this phone photography is doing to us. It’s taking us out of the moment! No, it’s making us keener observers of the world! It’s making us narcissistic! No, wait, it’s making us insecure! The truth, of course, lies somewhere in the vast, hazy middle—but we wanted to see exactly where in the middle it lies. So for our latest episode of Tech Effects, we turned the lens everywhere we could. We quantified how close-up selfies can distort our face; we talked to experts about how photography can change our emotional memories of an experience; we even went head-to-head with a professional photographer while wearing eye-tracking glasses to see how a lifetime of photography changes the way we process visual input. None of it may make you a better picture-taker, but it might just help you understand what a camera can do to your mind and your emotions. No selfie stick required.
“Whatever the moral difference, which certainly exists, the practical effect of online piracy is no different from that of any existing method by which readers may obtain books for free or at reduced cost: public libraries, friends borrowing and loaning each other books, used book stores, promotional copies, etc.,” Flint said.
One question: “Mr. President, what role should the federal government play in helping deploy high-speed Internet access?”
Gipson said he had “some contacts” with U.S. authorities in June, when the Michigan researchers reported their findings.
It’s a very American change as well; although the Japanese Godzilla films tended to be about the citizenry’s unified response to disaster, the U.S. version transposes the role of humanity into a far more singular and ubiquitously square-jawed savior: the great American hero, handsome Lt. Brody. Without spoiling too much of the story, he’s a Navy bomb specialist currently on leave, motivated to stop the monsters partly by sad events in his past. He also ends up trying to save his own endangered family (of course), which is made of Pretty Blonde Wife and Adorable Child, neither of whom are memorable enough for their names to matter. Although they ostensibly form the emotional core of the movie and Edwards spends a lot of time cutting away to them, they feel more like tropes than people, a familiar “motivation” spell invoked by yet another movie magician chanting the same words as countless people before him.
Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi is first to sign on for the Internet for Peace initiative.
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